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Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Geetesh Bajaj , James Gordon
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Book Description

Get up to speed on the revolutionary changes in Office for the Mac

The 2011 version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for the Mac sports major changes from what Mac users are accustomed to. This soup-to-nuts guide gets the Mac crowd up to date quickly and easily. Individual minibooks thoroughly cover the Project Gallery, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (new for Mac), and the Project Center. You’ll learn how the new Office integrates with the Windows version, how to use and customize the new Ribbon interface, and much more.

  • Office for Mac is the most popular office productivity suite for the Mac, used by 1.5 to 2 million people
  • The new version includes new features such as the Ribbon interface, Outlook (which replaces Entourage), and greater integration with the Windows version
  • Covers everything you’ll want to know about the Project Gallery, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the Project Center

With Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll be ready to use the newest version of Office like a pro.



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From the Back Cover

Whether you're a Mac newbie or just eager to get going with Office 2011, start here!

If you're familiar with Office for that other operating system but new to the Mac, this book is for you. If you're a longtime Mac user but new to Office, this book is for you. And if you're upgrading from an earlier version of Office for Mac, guess what? You'll get the scoop on the latest features and upgrades. This is the key to your new Office!

  • What's right for you? — compare the different editions of Office 2011, choose the one you need, and install it

  • Find your cloud — use SkyDrive and SharePoint to share and collaborate via cloud computing

  • Tied with a Ribbon — discover the Ribbon, new in Office 2011

  • In a Word — design newsletters, save documents as Web pages, collaborate, create tables and charts, and more

  • Manage data with Excel — explore formatting, conditional formatting, filtering a table, and ordering with nesting

  • Present PowerPoint — add audio and movies, use mouseovers, and apply animation to get more punch from PowerPoint

  • A new Outlook — upgrade from Entourage, Outlook for Windows, or other e-mail clients and manage calendars, contacts, and e-mail

Open the book and find:

  • How to migrate files from Office for Windows

  • Tips on printing mailing labels

  • Ways to create custom keyboard shortcuts

  • Advice on building forms in Excel

  • How to add a movie to your PowerPoint presentation

  • Ways to perk up presentations with animation

  • How to import and manage your contacts in Outlook

  • Hints for handling your day with My Day

5 books in 1

  • Introducing Office 2011

  • Word 2011

  • Excel 2011

  • PowerPoint 2011

  • Outlook 2011

About the Author

Geetesh Bajaj is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP. His business is creating professional presentations and templates, and he manages the PowerPoint sites indezine.com and ppted.com.

James Gordon is a Microsoft MVP for Macintosh, creator of the InsertPicture add-in for Mac PowerPoint, and an Office trainer.


Product Details

  • File Size: 32819 KB
  • Print Length: 843 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470903716
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OC017W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,249 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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63 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most reader-friendly manual for Office 2011 March 26, 2011
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I'll fess up right away: For a long time, I've been prejudiced against the "dummy series" because of its reader-denigrating subtitle. This book, by Geetesh Bajaj and James Gordon, has cured me. Comparing it, section by section, with Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual, (see my very favorable review on amazon), I find both written with equally admirable clarity--the principal criterion for judging technical writing. Both books merit an A grade.

The playful approach of the dummy series -- the humorous tone, the occasional cartoons, the expressive visual cues in the icons, the creative typography, and the generous use of white space--makes this book more reader-friendly than the competition. (On humor in technical writing, have you heard this? Two guys at a bar counter. The first says, "My brother's writing has been read by almost everyone on the planet." The other says, "Oh, yeah? What has he written?" The first replies, "Just three words: 'Batteries not included'." I heard this in an editing course I took at Stanford many years ago. Hey, if you haven't heard it before, it's new.)

Of course, reader-friendly depends on who the reader is. Some readers might find the playful features frivolous. However, the pervasive popularity of the dummy series proves that many millions of readers the world over enjoy its approach in book after book. No question, the dummy series' authors are highly skilled.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed! May 1, 2012
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Very helpful! I didn't get an instruction book when I bought MS Office 2011 for Mac and was relying on finding answers to the questions that popped up by doing internet searches. That got old really quickly, especially since I had to sift through lots of unanswered questions and complicated explanations. So much wasted time. So far I haven't come across a question that I couldn't get answered by looking in this book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Such a relief to find this book! April 29, 2013
By Fíal
Format:Paperback
I'm dumb about Word and trying to deal with a long document. Word's own "Help" is of course completely worthless-- literally, in more than ten years of using Word for basic chores, I have never found an answer I needed there. How do they do that?

So I went and bought Word 2011 for Dummies, by another author, and found it confusing and also, unfortunately, useless to me. The author seemed to assume I knew nothing in some basic areas and yet assumed too much in others. I would look up a basic question in the index and find nothing there. The diagrams and pictures were also not particularly helpful.

With online searches, I kept coming across useful information from the authors of this book and finally, feeling silly because I already had the other book, I bought this one.

What a relief! This book explains things much more clearly and has lots of diagrams in the right place in the text, showing exactly what they are talking about so you don't have the usual problem when reading instructions of "Yes but where IS that button?" (Of course it's not in Help!) They don't make you feel stupid for not knowing the names of Word features nor how they work. They also explain the differences from older versions of Word. I have already learned a lot of good tips.

There is still plenty that isn't in the book, and personally I would rather have had much, much more basic word processing information and troubleshooting, and less stuff about inserting pictures, links etc. which is fairly intuitive. I don't want to use Outlook and there was a lot of info on that. Neither am I ready to use Macros and the book did not really explain them. If you are making Powerpoint slides or doing charts, it looks as if there is a lot of info for you.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the "for Dummies" fool you. March 9, 2013
By Ken K
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I'm usually put off by books with similar "for Dummies" titles, but there is so much in Office that I don't use, I considered for a moment that I may indeed be a Dummie, so I took a chance. This is a very detailed text that is well indexed and easy to follow. You don't have to read it cover to cover sequentially to greatly benefit from it. The author is is incredibly knowledgable and reading it was a pleasure. It's not just about Office 2011, but Office in general. I was familiar with lot of the material covered, but it was good that the author mentioned the stuff in order to relate to the new material in 2011 version. I'd recommend this especially to a novice, but it is quite a value to a seasoned Office user that's not afraid to read something they already know.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay.... April 30, 2012
By Nana
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The Office 2011 for Mac for Dummies book is okay - there are several questions I had that I'm finding difficult to locate answers, if there are any answers at all. It's pretty basic stuff, and if one is a person who is at all familiar with Office for Windows, most of the book is fairly logical. I wish I could have held the book in my hands and poured over it before ordering, but that just isn't going to happen. The book will stay on my shelf as a resource book, certainly not a textbook type.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Office 2011 for Mac February 5, 2013
By ND
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I recommend this book to anyone who needs a dummies breakdown of Office Mac to improve work products or school presentations.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Office for Mac for Dummies June 7, 2013
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Very easy to order. Was ordered for personal use. Met the qualifications as advertised and met the expectations I had for yhe object. Thanks for your service.
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Helpful tool as I'm a pc convert to the Mac.
Published 26 days ago by Pat
5.0 out of 5 stars Good resource for learning new hard- and software
I recently switched to a Mac and to the Office 2011 from Office 2007 for PC, so much is different. I can read sections of the book, or find the section(s) that answer particular... Read more
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Well written. Using it regularly. Every MAC user of Office 2011 should have one.
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I generally found this book light on Excel details. There are only164 pages on Excel. I found the discussion on relative addressing in formulas very weak. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Wishful Dreams - Tim Townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource!
I bought this as a gift and what was wanted was Excel help, but this encompassed it all. Great resource!
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Will come in handy for new workplace Excel user.
Published 4 months ago by Helen Mary Blanchette
1.0 out of 5 stars This book talks about nothing I needed to learn, ...
This book talks about nothing I needed to learn, it didn't work for me and I'm sorry but I find this book to be very not helpful at all.
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